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Oversees the Dungeon&Fighter Refresh in Addition to Existing Leadership on
Mobile Dungeon&Fighter and Project BBQ
New Leadership Promises a Creative Refresh to One of The World’s
Most Enduring and Top Grossing Game Franchises
Led PC Dungeon&Fighter to Rapid Growth in 2014-2017
TOKYO – August 2, 2021 – NEXON Co., Ltd. (Nexon) (3659.TO), a global leader in Virtual Worlds, today announced that its consolidated subsidiary NEOPLE INC. has refreshed the creative leadership on the popular online action franchise Dungeon&Fighter. The change is expected to bring new ideas and content, renew growth and strengthen the competitiveness of the celebrated franchise.
Veteran director Myeong-jin Yun, the leader of Neople Action Studio, is now responsible for Dungeon&Fighter in addition to his existing oversight of Mobile Dungeon&Fighter and Project BBQ.
Myeong-jin Yun joined Neople in 2008 to work on the original game in this franchise and was quickly recognized for his vision, leadership and love for the Dungeon&Fighter IP. From 2014 to 2017, Myeong-jin Yun served as a development director on Dungeon&Fighter and developed a reputation for respecting and listening to players. During his tenure, the franchise saw continuous updates that thrilled and engaged players, and new registrations grew by 200% and the game captured record market share in PC cafes in Korea. In 2017, Myeong-jin Yun was appointed as the leader of Neople’s Action Studio, which develops Mobile Dungeon&Fighter and Project BBQ, but has remained close to the original Dungeon&Fighter.
With the new leadership at Neople, players can expect exciting updates and all new titles for the Dungeon&Fighter universe. Neople is also expected to attract creative talent with new ideas for expanding the Dungeon&Fighter IP.
About NEXON Co., Ltd. http://company.nexon.co.jp/en/
Founded in 1994, NEXON Co., Ltd. (Nexon) (3659.TO) is a company engaged in the production, development and operation of online games and Virtual Worlds. First listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange in December 2011, Nexon was placed on JPX400 in 2015 and added to the Nikkei Stock
Index 300 in 2017. In 2020, Nexon was added to the Nikkei 225. Nexon currently has more than 50 live games on multiple platforms including mobile and available in more than 190 countries. Major game franchises include MapleStory, KartRider and Dungeon&Fighter.
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